Sir Paul McCartney Plants a Tree at the Txai Resort Itacare in Bahia, Brazil
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May 15, 2013
SAO PAULO, Brazil – Paul McCartney chose the heavenly Txai Resort, in Itacare, Bahia, to rest after his shows in Brazil. Paul arrived at the hotel last Tuesday (May 7) and went straight to the piano, placed there especially for him on the veranda of his bungalow. The singer also took the opportunity to have a massage with a specialist from the Shamash Healing Space, one of the country’s more renowned spas.
During his stay, the ex-Beatle got to know the resort’s philanthropic projects, among them the “Txaitaruga,” a project for the conservation and monitoring of 10,000 sea turtles that lay their eggs on the shores of Itacare, and along with his band, he was able to take part in the release of the baby turtles into the sea. The musician also showed great interest in the Companheiros do Txai [Companions of Txai], a project created to help small farmers from the Itacare/Serra Grande APA (Protected Environmental Area) to use the forest resources of the Mata Atlantica rainforest in a sustainable fashion, which are purchased and used by the hotel itself.
To conclude his visit to the hotel, Paul was invited by the President of Txai Resorts, Jose Romeu Ferraz Neto, to plant a seedling of the Juerana tree, a species from the Mata Atlantica rainforest threatened with extinction used by the Pataxó Indians for the making of crafts, that will remain in the garden as a gift in honor of the environment.